Ghost - 2012 - 7/10
AKA - Phantom // 유령
Korea’s Cyber Squad Unit investigates the suicide of sex scandal actress, and dives deep into the snake pit of blackmail, vengeance, murder.
Series is a hacker’s delight.
Identify theft, DDoS attacks, steganography, file manipulation, malware, falsified texts.
One episode involves crashing media outlets and traffic lights with a virus. Afterward, citizens flocks to a rising computer security agency. Its stock soars.
Three stars if you can guess who launched that virus.
Police procedural series is one cat and mouse contest, with villains and heroes getting outflanked, then outsmarting the other. Evidence tampering, moles, bribery.
The main villain is well characterized and sympathetic. One could identify with his drive for revenge.
Ghost is slick, fast paced, with more twists than a coiled sidewinder. Also, no romance. This K-drama cranks from start to finish.